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All Things Considered
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cat video film festCats get their moment at film festival
    The Walker Art Center today is presenting its first "Internet Cat Video Film Festival" to showcase the best in filmed feline hijinks.3:24 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
  • Scott TaylorEconomic Lookout: Economy picks up
    With recent polls showing that the economy is one of the biggest issues in the upcoming elections, MPR News is reaching out to contacts in our Public Insight Network to find out how the economy is affecting them.4:49 p.m.
  • Minn. job openings up in 2nd quarter
    Job openings in Minnesota rose significantly in the second quarter of this year, compared with the same period a year ago.4:54 p.m.
  • Senate debateSenate candidates Klobuchar, Bills tangle in State Fair debate
    The pair, both vying to represent Minnesota in the Senate, traded barbs on nearly every major issue facing Minnesota and the nation, from taxes and the economy to the Obama administration's timeline for pulling troops out of Afghanistan.5:20 p.m.
  • Ernesto CantuBilingual workers in demand in cities around Minnesota
    There is no specific data that show exactly how many bilingual workers there are in Minnesota. And while demand for bilingual employees in Minnesota is far from a trend, there are some customer service jobs where language skills are a plus.5:24 p.m.
  • Carving butterWhat happens to the Princess Kay butter heads after the Fair?
    With the State Fair ending Monday, you only have a few more days to go to the Dairy Building to see the butter princesses inside the rotating cooler, having their likeness carved into 90 pounds of butter. What happens to those butter heads when the Fair ends?6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gulf Coast Begins Recovery Efforts After Isaac
    There's more misery in the areas south of New Orleans after Isaac. In Plaquemines Parish, several neighborhoods are completely underwater. Some people were even rescued Thursday from rooftops.
  • Romney's Road To The Nomination A Bumpy One
    On Thursday night Mitt Romney will formally accept his party's nomination for President. We look back on the road that led to that moment.
  • Despite Drought, Some Corn Farmers Reap Bounty
    For every farmer who is hurting this year during the drought, others are benefiting. Many fields in the South, Northwest and Upper Midwest are producing bountiful corn crops. And because the drought has pushed prices to record highs, farmers who have corn to sell expect a terrific payday.
  • Hey, I Know That One: How SongPop Got Millions Of Players Naming That Tune
    Neda Ulaby looks at SongPop, a rapidly growing music-identification game.
  • Ryan's Speech Provides Fodder For Fact-Checkers
    Melissa Block talks to Glenn Kessler, who writes "The Fact Checker" column for The Washington Post. He separates the fact from fiction in Wednesday night's speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
  • Ron Paul Supporters Get One Last Shout At RNC
    Melissa Block talks to Robert Siegel who is on the floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Robert reports that around 200 Ron Paul and Rick Santorum supporters say they plan to walk off the floor Thursday night. They are protesting a rule change that they feel hurt them.
  • Egyptian Leader Stirs Tensions On First Visit To Iran
    Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has urged the Nonaligned Movement to back Syria's rebels, saying the Bashar Assad government has lost its legitimacy. Morsi's speech prompted a walkout by the Syrian delegation. It was also a slap in the face of the summit's host, Iran, which remains a firm supporter of the Assad government.
  • Pinky DNA Points To Clues About Ancient Humans
    Scientists have created a high-quality genome sequence of a girl who lived tens of thousands of years ago. The DNA came from a fragment of the girl's pinky bone that was found in a cave in Siberia. The new analysis gives researchers valuable new data for studying ancient human populations.
  • Cole Porter Scores An Interracial Couple's Highs And Lows
    Listener Melanie Cowart says things were rarely easy for her parents — one of whom was black and one white — in Depression-era Missouri. Porter's "Begin the Beguine," one of their favorite songs, became a fitting symbol of their relationship.
  • GOP Delegates Say Romney Must Focus On Economy
    Robert Siegel talked to scores of delegates of all types to find out what they think Mitt Romney should say in his acceptance speech tonight. The economy and jobs were the most mentioned topics.

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